This Weekend is the Eighth Annual Kinetic Kensington Sculpture Derby!

Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby
When: Saturday, May 17, noon-5 p.m.
Where: Trenton Avenue and Norris Street
Cost: Free
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Trenton Avenue Arts Festival
When: Saturday, May 17, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: Trenton Avenue and E. Susquehanna Avenue
Cost: Free
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The Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby is this Saturday! If you don't know by now, The Kensington Kinetic Sculpture Derby is a local design competition and parade of human powered vehicle floats. The KKSD was started in 2007 as an Economic Development Initiative of the New Kensington Community Development Corporation (NKCDC) to compliment the East Kensington Neighbors Association's Trenton Avenue Arts Festival.

The KKSD is not a race, but rather a design competition and parade celebrating human powered transit and art in Kensignton. Award Categories include: Best Art, Best Costume, Best Engineering, People's Choice, Best Breakdown, and a special secret judge award. People get to vote for their favorite entry at the event, so come to the fest and VOTE!

About the New Kensington Community Development Corporation (NKCDC)

NKCDC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to revitalizing the East Kensington, Fishtown, and Port Richmond neighborhoods in Philadelphia. Their mission is to strengthen the physical, social, economic fabric of the community by being a catalyst for sustainable development and community building.

About the East Kensignton Neighborhood Assoication (EKNA)

The East Kensington Neighbors Association was founded in 2004 with help from the community organizing arm of the NKCDC. EKNA’s mission is to organize the voices, concerns, and actions of E.K. residents. Geographically, East Kensington is bounded by Norris Street to the south, Frankford and Trenton Ave. to the east, Lehigh Ave. to the north, and Front Street/Kensington Ave. to the west.

EKNA has organized into committees where dedicated individuals can pursue the issues they are most passionate about—whether zoning, trees, law enforcement, trash, or celebrating the incredible artists that surround us.

There are serious things to address, but we have plenty of fun, too. The Trenton Avenue Arts Festival is how we expose new people to the area and raise money for local projects while having a great time. The overwhelming growth and success of past festivals speaks to the growing energy within EKNA and the neighborhood itself.


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